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Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:47:45 GMT

Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, members of the House Freedom Caucus, discussed the American Health Care Act on Thursday.President Trump told his party to fall in line behind a health insurance overhaul, and demanded a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.

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Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:25:06 GMT

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.Read about how the other side thinks. We have collected political writing from around the web and across ideologies.

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Donald Trump, London, Power Rangers: Your Friday Briefing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:06:39 GMT

President Trump held a listening session on health care with truckers and business leaders at the White House on Thursday.Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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New York Today: New York Today: A Tale of Two Blocks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:03:48 GMT

Did this block make the grade?Friday: The state of the block, weekend activities, and a chat with our borough presidents.

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Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:20:23 GMT

After meeting with trucking executives, President Trump was told the health law vote was off.People close to President Trump say he is grappling with bouts of self-doubt as his hopes for a quick health-care victory unravel.

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Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:34:25 GMT

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed President Trump’s revised travel ban this month. Mr. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants.The order, sent to all American embassies, would make it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States, marking the first sign of the president’s “extreme vetting.”

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Common Sense: Pages From Trump’s Tax Returns Raise a Decade’s Worth of Questions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:13 GMT

President Trump returning to Washington on Monday after a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Even without releasing his tax returns, he has made a powerful case for a tax code overhaul.Filings from 1995 and 2005, incomplete as they are, offer tantalizing clues about how the Trumps might have minimized their liability over several years.

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Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:57:46 GMT

President Trump on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.President Trump doubled down on his claim that Barack Obama ordered his phones wiretapped, and mischaracterized Times reporting as proof.

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G.O.P. Panel Chairman Apologizes for Withholding Trump Data From Democrats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:38:13 GMT

Representatives Devin Nunes, left, and Adam B. Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee spoke to reporters at a news conference last week on Capitol Hill.On Wednesday, Representative Devin Nunes said he had received information that Mr. Trump or aides may have been “incidentally” caught up in foreign surveillance.

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Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:05:14 GMT

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.Judge Neil M. Gorsuch appears to be short, at least for now, of the eight Senate votes he must earn from the Democratic caucus to reach the 60-vote threshold.

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This Commercial Break, Brought to You by Tax Policy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:20 GMT

Zeus Campbell in an ad sponsored by the National Retail Federation.As lawmakers battle over health care, businesses and other groups are already gearing up, and taking to the airwaves, for the fight to come over taxes.

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U.N. Peacekeeping Faces Overhaul as U.S. Threatens to Cut Funding

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:13 GMT

United Nations peacekeepers patrolling areas around Bentiu, in South Sudan, last month. More than 200,000 civilians are sheltering on United Nations bases in the country.Peacekeeping has become a fixture of the United Nations system, but the Trump administration is rethinking its very utility.

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Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:18:13 GMT

The Senate vote on Thursday foreshadowed a broader rollback of tech and telecom policies that have drawn the ire of conservatives and companies such as AT&T and Verizon.The Senate voted to overturn regulations that required telecom companies to ask permission before tracking users’ behavior, beginning a repeal of Obama-era regulations.

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Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:19 GMT

William Harris, the founder of Personal Capital, said the problems with getting access to data from banks had grown worse over the last year.Big banks are pushing for new agreements on the customer data they share with technology start-ups like Mint and Betterment.

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Climate Change May Be Intensifying China’s Smog Crisis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:50:24 GMT

An extremely polluted December day in Shengfang, in the northern Chinese province of Hebei. New research suggests climate change may be hindering China’s efforts to solve its devastating smog crisis.Changing weather patterns linked to rising global temperatures have resulted in a dearth of wind across northern China, exacerbating severe air pollution, studies say.

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What a Child Actually Sees on Vacation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:19 GMT

See family trips from a younger perspective. A 360 slideshow with vacations in California, Paris, China and beyond.

Your Daily Mini Crossword

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

The State of Your Block, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:09 GMT

Atlantic Avenue at Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.A crowdsourced portrait of New York City at its noisy, gentrified, garbage-strewn best.

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How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:21:00 GMT

Quitting your social media accounts is not always foolproof. And while it can lead to more free time, it can also cut you off from your loved ones. And it may look suspicious to a potential employer.Closing your social media accounts can help protect your privacy, but it can also mean cutting yourself off from friends, family and opportunity.

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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:49:54 GMT

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Syrians in Turkey: The Human Smuggler and the Young Refugee

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:03:45 GMT

Since 2015, migration between Turkey and Greece has fallen sharply, and a smuggler says he has left the business. Homeless in Turkey, a Syrian refugee boy must continue to roam for work.

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Social Media Sleuths Fail Again: The London Attacker Who Wasn’t

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:23:45 GMT

Abu Izzadeen being escorted by Hungarian police officers in 2015. He was falsely accused online of being the assailant in a terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.On the dark side of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, individuals’ misconceptions and outright falsehoods can overrun basic facts.

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Toll of London Attack Is Global for an Assailant Born in Britain

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:57:47 GMT

A vigil was held on Thursday in Trafalgar Square in London for the victims of Wednesday’s attack.The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack carried out by Khalid Masood, 52, who had a criminal record but was not on any police-monitoring lists.

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Remembering the London Attack Victims

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:42:55 GMT

Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran — an American — and a 75-year-old man, later identified as Leslie Rhodes, died in the terrorist attack in London.

London Police Make ‘Significant’ Arrests in Attack Inquiry

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:46:20 GMT

The southern bank of the Thames in London on Thursday, with a view of the Houses of Parliament. The police are reviewing the need to tighten security around Parliament.Officials said that Khalid Masood, who carried out the assault outside Parliament, was born Adrian Russell Ajao in Kent, in southeastern England.

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London Attack Echoes, Faintly, in a Europe Anxious but Inured

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:23:34 GMT

British policemen secured the area around Parliament in London on Thursday, the day after a terrorist attack.With France, Germany and possibly Italy going to the polls, analysts have long wondered whether an act of terrorism could jolt electoral dynamics.

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College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:25 GMT

TaTy’Terria Gary in her entrepreneurship class at Topeka High School last fall. Like many working-class students, she struggled with the college admissions process.For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.

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A Man Who Hated Black Men Found a Victim Who Cared for Others

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:13:31 GMT

James Harris Jackson at Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday.James Harris Jackson, a white Army veteran from Baltimore, fatally stabbed Timothy Caughman after traveling to New York specifically to kill a black man.

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Xavier 73, Arizona 71: After Hobbling Into March, Xavier Stuns Arizona to Reach Round of 8

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:12:59 GMT

Xavier’s Tyrique Jones jumped onto the scorer’s table after the Musketeers defeated Arizona.The only double-digit seed remaining in the tournament, Xavier stunned Arizona behind the strong play of the junior guard Trevon Bluiett.

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For the Court, a Head Coach. And for the Head? A Life Coach.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Teams like South Carolina say a role that is gaining sway in the sport has played an important part in their N.C.A.A. tournament runs.

C.I.A. Developed Tools to Spy on Mac Computers, WikiLeaks Disclosure Shows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:37:04 GMT

An Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan last year.Leaked details about the spy agency’s cyberweapons programs suggest the agency had developed spy tools for older Mac software, and had worked on a newer version last year.

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Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect Is Arrested in Israel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:33:24 GMT

The teenager accused of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers hid his face before the start of a court hearing in Israel. His name has not been released.The authorities said the suspect, a teenage citizen of the United States and Israel, masked the origin of his calls. His lawyer said he suffered from a brain tumor that affected his behavior.

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Buffalo Meat Industry Facing Government Shutdowns in India

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:14:38 GMT

Buffalo meat being processed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.A new Hindu-right government in Uttar Pradesh claims the Muslim-run businesses are cover for the illegal slaughter of cows. But the closings are shaking the economy.

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5 Bodies Found Off Libya Amid Fears That 200 Migrants May Have Drowned

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:11:01 GMT

A search was underway for another migrant vessel believed to have run into trouble in the same part of the Mediterranean.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

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Duterte’s Chief Critic Speaks Out From Philippine Jail

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:04:33 GMT

Senator Leila de Lima was brought to a court in Quezon City, the Philippines, last week. She was arrested in February on charges she said were false, and has been in jail since.Senator Leila de Lima, held on charges she insists are false, is lonely in her cell and fears for her life. But she says she will not be silenced.

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Review: ‘Saban’s Power Rangers,’ With a Color-Coded Makeover

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:35 GMT

From left, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Becky G as the budding teenage superheroes in “Saban’s Power Rangers,” directed by Dean Israelite.The popular 1990s series receives a big-screen reboot, and five new teenage superheroes face off against the latest alien threat.

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Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:51 GMT

Mary Maples Dunn at Smith College in October 2012. She was its president for about 10 years.Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.

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Ukraine Bars Russia’s Eurovision Entrant

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:48:57 GMT

The Russian singer-songwriter Yulia Samoylova.Ukraine’s domestic intelligence agency said on Wednesday that it had prohibited Yulia Samoylova from entering the country for the contest.

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Fátima Siblings Near Sainthood as Pope Francis Approves Miracle

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:15:44 GMT

A statue of the Virgin Mary was carried during a candlelight vigil in Fátima, Portugal, last May, 99 years after two children said she had appeared to them for the first time.The pope officially recognized a miracle linked to a young brother and sister who said, 100 years ago, that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them in Portugal.

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Review: Return of the Little Copter That Wowed in ‘Miss Saigon’

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:14 GMT

Jon Jon Briones as an enterprising pimp, with Samuel Li Weintraub as the son of a heroic country girl, played by Eva Noblezada in “Miss Saigon,” at the Broadway Theater.The singing scenery of “Miss Saigon” is back on Broadway, with political corrections and a newly proportioned cast.

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At Asia’s Hottest Art Fair, Taking Selfies With a Mao ‘Corpse’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:36 GMT

A woman taking photos of a sculpture of Mao Zedong’s corpse, part of Shen Shaomin’s work “Summit,” at Art Basel Hong Kong.At the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, contradictions are in the foreground — as in the spectator reaction to lifelike sculptures by Shen Shaomin.

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India’s ‘Phone Romeos’ Look for Ms. Right via Wrong Numbers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:26 GMT

A police call center in Lucknow, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The center said it gets roughly 700 calls every day, mostly from women complaining of persistent calls from strange men.As mobile phone use grows, more young men are calling women at random, hoping to strike up a relationship, but sometimes harassing them.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah to Republicans: Learn From Drake and Beyoncé

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:32 GMT

On “The Daily Show” on Thursday, Trevor Noah said that some of the era’s top hitmakers could teach the Republicans a thing or two about the art of the surprise release.As the G.O.P. tries to pass a health care bill, the “Daily Show” host said it was “weird to be living in a world where musicians put more planning into their work than politicians.”

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Modern Love: Keeping the Boardroom Out of the Bedroom

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:12 GMT

A hard-charging executive has trouble balancing the power of work with the intimacy of marriage.

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Adulting, but With Your College Crowd

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:24 GMT

From left, Javonie Hodge, Terry Anderson and Jamaal Davis, the real estate agent who found the apartment that Mr. Hodge and Mr. Anderson share in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Mr. Anderson and Mr. Davis are Morehouse College graduates. Mr. Hodge graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Living with college friends can offer a built-in social network.

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